2018 GTYC Annual

Hound Dog Regatta

August 9 - 10, 2019

Connecting the club's biggest event with the heart of the Northern Michigan summer, the 2019 Annual Hound Dog Regatta to August 9 & 10. In addition to two days of buoy racing on West Grand Traverse Bay, the club has added new happenings and upgraded old favorites to fill a busy summer weekend.

Melges 24 Racing on Saturday & Sunday

Pre-North Americans

Windward/Leeward One-Design Racing 

Buoy Racing for PHRF Handicap Boats 

on Saturday

PHRF handicap with windward/leeward, triangles, and others at the PROs discretion. Starts will be divided by size and/or rating.

Grand Touring Division -- Tour of the Bay 


PHRF handicap racing, including a JAM division, on the yellow course for the Park Place Trophy. Races will feature longer legs over a range of points of sail to tour the bay. Two races will be sailed on Saturday. 

Interlakes Racing on Friday

Racing on Friday afternoon only, the Interlakes will start the Hound Dog weekend with a short series of races with awards to follow at the regatta kickoff party

DragonForce 65 Racing on Friday

GTYC's newest and biggest one design fleet, the radio controlled DragonForce 65s, will be racing in the late afternoon/early evening on Friday in front of the club!

Mount Gay Rum Party Saturday Night 

The high point of the Grand Traverse Yacht Club summer comes the Saturday night of August 10 th with the Mount Gay Rum Party and Hound Dog Regatta Dinner. Picking up steam after racing ends on Saturday afternoon, dinner will be a fantastic barbeque followed by live music, dancing, and a night of surprises.

Remember, the Hound Dog party isn't just for racers -- this is a party for the whole club! Not only will their be dinner, music, great Mount Gay specials, but the legendary Raingutter Regatta and the Daily Awards with the "Daily Jerky"! This is your club -- this is your biggest summer party!


Transient slips may be available at Clinch Park Marina (922-4903), Elmwood Township Marina (946-5463), Harbor West Marina (922-3017) and Center Pointe Marina (922-1515). Visiting Boats can contact GTYC for transportation to the club, 231-946-9779 or on VHF Channel 68. 


GTYC.org/HoundDog for Info & NORs

YachtScoring.com for Registration

Jordan Owen, jo@gtyc.org for regatta & party questions

Club Phone: 231.946.9779

VHF Channel 69 monitored during Regatta Weekend

Hound Dog Regatta Wallpapers for your Phone!

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2014 GTYC Invitational "The Hound Dog" Photo Gallery

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2012 GTYC Invitational "The Hound Dog" Photo Gallery 

2011 GTYC Invitational "The Hound Dog" Photo Gallery

The Party...

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